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Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Random

Random Recipe of the Week: 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 1 cup milk, 1/3 tspn pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, dried cranberries and walnuts to taste, touch of vanilla... stir together and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Top with brown sugar. Yummy!

Random Rant of the Week: What ever happened to global warming? I'm freezing! I haven't felt my toes all week! I live in the south. The deep south. And one of the wires outside my house is lying on the ground because the ice snapped it. ICE!!! I hate the cold!

Random Realization of the Week: The Ultimate Deadline is, of course, death. Many great authors have missed this deadline much to the sorrow of their fans who are waiting for the conclusion to a multi-book epic. But there is such a thing as a Penultimate Deadline, several things qualify, any life changing event really. And I've reached one of those.

I have a Penultimate Deadline on my current WIP of mid-July. Due dates, I find, make wonderful motivators. Babies are adorable, but they take a lot of time and effort. And you don't sleep much. I don't edit well tired. So my goal is to have Under a Dark Star finished, edited, and queried by mid-July so I can take a few weeks to put the house in order, sleep, and vegetate before the baby arrives in early August. I need the lee-way in case the kid decides to arrive early like the last one did.

Random Goal for Next Week: Stop dawdling on the open chapters of my WIP and get the first ten to my Critters by February 1st.

So........what's your random?


  1. 1. I hate cranberries, but otherwise the oatmeal sounds good.

    2. I hate the cold, too. I hate paying for heat.

    3. A pregnancy... I don't think I could write. I can't write when I'm physically uncomfortable, and I am that during all of pregnancy. And then there's the whole infant stage. Yeah, when I have another baby... if... I won't write for at least a year and half.

    I wish you luck on the deadline!

  2. Good luck on the deadline, and the reason for it. ;-)

  3. 1 - sounds yummy.

    2 = cold sucks

    3 = so that's the reason for the deadline! Understand now. Hope you can do it :)

  4. My random--I love the word "penultimate" and I just said the same kind of thing on Glam's blog. Y'all are picking some of my favorite words.

    --It's cold in NC right now too. I walked the dogs with wet hair this morning and about froze. I actually had to wear a coat. Ugh!

  5. I'm of the opinion every idiot who goes on about global warming right now needs to be dumped in northern MN without a jacket and they can see just how *&^% "warm" it is with -20F (not including windchill).

    Random? I'm in the mood to watch all my epic historical movies, beginning with Sparatacus (the original)... don't ask me why. Oh, wait. Hot guys, fights, battles, and did I mention the hot guys?

    *wanders off*